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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
All reviews free shuttle executive floor the river city hall subway station tour group top floor direct access large hotel within walking distance breakfast buffet bell staff old world bit dated comfortable rooms non smoking corner room
A big grey box next to City Hall. Reputation of design of this building is both for and against. Kyoto is a historical city, has more than 1200 years but always with venture spirit. If so, it might be good looking. I...More
Front desk, concierge and hotel staff get top points. I don't know what happened to the breakfast room personnel, though. First, you have to pour coffee yourself, but it is not easily accessible, and second, the staff is not very friendly, like in the rest...More
Kyoto Okura Hotel is one block away from the Kamogawa River and two blocks from Pontocho which is a narrow pathway that is 3 blocks longs filled with restaurants serving every kind of Kyoto style Japanese food. The Okura Hotel is also one block from...More
Spent three nights here while on a tour of Japan. Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast buffet was a good mixture of western and Japanese style food. Lighting was good. Staff was very courteous and language was not a barrier to our enjoyment of the...More
Hi, I had no reason to go to the convention center when I visited so I used Google maps to see public transit options. Put the convention center into Google . Click on the map that appears and use the Get Directions function... More
Hi, I had no reason to go to the convention center when I visited so I used Google maps to see public transit options. Put the convention center into Google . Click on the map that appears and use the Get Directions function to see transit to the Okura. That's the little bus icon.
You get a tap card for public transit and load it with yen. Then you just tap and use for all buses/trains etc. You can use the same card in other Japanese cities like Tokyo.
You could also just take a taxi.
They are very reliable and very honest.
It is about a 20min drive.